Cupid's Pulse Article: Alex Pettyfer and Riley Keough Are Back Together AgainCupid's Pulse Article: Alex Pettyfer and Riley Keough Are Back Together Again

By April Littleton

Riley Keough was seen with her ex-fiance, Magic Mike actor Alex Pettyfer, at the L.A. premiere screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler. “There was definitely warmth between Riley and Alex. They were laughing together and smiling at each other,” an onlooker told UsMagazine.com. Another eyewitness reported seeing the duo “holding hands” in the VIP area. The couple first appeared together in October 2011. Six months later, Keough stepped out with an engagement ring, but before the year was up, the lovebirds called off the wedding.

How do you know when it’s time to give your ex a second chance?

Cupid’s Advice:

Lately, you’ve been hanging out around town with a certain ex of yours. You can’t quite figure out what it is about this person, but you find yourself reconsidering the possibility of you two being an item again. Would getting back together be a mistake or a decision you’ll never regret? Cupid can help:

1. Acceptance:¬†If you’ve already accepted what happened between the two of you in the past, you might be ready to start fresh. You can’t reminisce over the old times. You have to acknowledge what went wrong in your relationship and have the ability to move on from it. If you’re thinking about becoming a couple again, there’s no need to hold on to any anger or guilt. You want to start things off positive. Don’t pick up the relationship where it left off. The two of you won’t last if you continue to make the same mistakes.

2. Forgiveness:¬†Accepting the situation that happened between you and your ex won’t happen if you don’t forgive each other first. Giving each other a second chance won’t work out if the two of you are still blaming each other for whatever went wrong. Instead, work toward holding yourself accountable for what happened and try to let go of all bad feelings.

3. Communicate:¬†You need to be able to express how you’re feeling to your old flame. You’re thinking about getting back together? Make sure they’re aware of that. Your ex might have unresolved feelings toward you as well and may be afraid to speak up first. Communication is key in a good relationship. Start things off right by having a genuine conversation.

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